Learning the Art of Auctioneering

License Requirements

Licensing requirements by state and which states require a license.

Auctioneer Schools

A complete list of certified auctioneer schools throughout the United States and Canada.

State Exam

The exam is drawn from applicable state statutes and administrative code chapters specific to the profession.


State of Wisconsin regulations pertaining to auctioneers and auction companies.

Auctioneers Sales & Use Tax

This explains how the 5% Wisconsin state sales and use taxes apply to sales made at auctions.


Reciprocity agreements between Wisconsin and other states regarding auctioneering licenses.

WAA Conference

The WAA Annual Conference is formulated for the auctioneer to gain direction and knowledge beyond the auction ring. Continue to enhance your knowledge of nationally renowned professional speakers through the outstanding seminars provided. The WAA conference provides interaction with auctioneers and professionals that have ideas and had situations arise in their business that are worthy of discussion. It is a great time to talk and have fellowship with others.

Conference Date

February 10th, 11th, & 12th


625 W Rolling Meadows Dr, Fond du Lac




Upcoming Events

Conference Continuing Education

We pledge to implement and conduct new courses, as well as the many other standard courses with updated materials usable by today’s generation, with the knowledge provided by the seasoned auctioneer and professional.

Statewide Continuing Education

Wisconsin Auctioneers Association holds the continuous education (CE) and returns 100% of your fees to market the auction profession. The courses will be conducted by professionals in their field.

Wisconsin Auctioneer Board

The Auctioneer Board is created in Wis. Stat. § 15.405(3) and works with the Department of Safety and Professional Services as outlined in Wis. Stat. ch. 480. The members of the Auctioneer Board are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature to serve 4-year terms. 

Virtual Learning

Cornerstone-edu Auctioneer Continuing Education

Cornerstone-edu is approved in Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

Cornerstone-edu provides you with online classes that puts you in touch with information to grow your business and the required courses to renew your auctioneer license. Today’s auctioneers need to keep up with the rapidly changing marketplace, which has been altered dramatically in the last decade.

Licensing News

Did You Know?

In 1990, Auctions in Wisconsin totaled $975 million annually, not including sheriff’s sales and real estate auctions. There were 300 full-time and 100 part-time auctioneers in the state and 17,500 auctions were held in Wisconsin that year.

Did you Know?

In 1985, the National Auctioneers Association had 6,200 members and the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association had 170 members.

Did You Know?

Our three founding members were:
John Ioge of Taylor, WI
Clarence Olson of Galesville, WI
Louis Primus of Fairchild, WI

Did You Know?

The Wisconsin Auction law seeks to establish minimum standards and competencies for Auctioneers regarding their legal and ethical responsibilities to the public, their clients and fellow Auctioneers.

The Wisconsin Auctioneers Association actively advocates for the auction industry through grassroots lobbying and a WAA legislative fund. Member engagement and donations are key to the success of WAA advocacy efforts.

WAA President

Riley Kahl

Our Mission is to educate, promote and protect the auction industry of Wisconsin:

to encourage Auctioneers; to enhance skills, knowledge and professionalism;

to promote the auction method of marketing for sale of real and personal properties.

The Lodge at Mauston

Online booking code is: WAA2024
Guests can book by going online to: www.thelodgeatmauston.com
Or calling (608) 747-2200

Learning the Art of Auctioneering

Auctioneer Schools
State Exam

Sales & Use Tax


It is the duty of every member to protect the public against fraud, misrepresentation or unethical practices in connection with the sale, disposition or liquidation of any real or personal property the auctioneer is called upon to dispose of at public auction.


Industry News

Member News

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Mr. Harb aka… the Auctioneer Insurance Guy, is the founder and CEO of AuctioneerInsurance.com,...

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